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In cricket, how is it decided from which end to start the match?

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In cricket, how is it decided from which end to start the match?
posted Jun 20, 2016 by Deepika Jain

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It is decided by fielding side captain and the bowler himself.

Few key points which come into the consideration while a bowler chooses an end are:-

1 The flow of wind:- which helps a swing bowler. He chooses whether he wants to bowl with the wind or against it. Both helps in the movement of the ball a lot.
2. Longest side of the field:- normally we see this when a spinner starts the attack. The fielding side captain usually opt for longest side boundary to be on the leg side of a right-handed batsman.
3. Amount of grass on the pitch:- Sometimes, the grass covering on a pitch varies from one end to another. In this case, the fast-bowler chooses the end with grass covering to begin the attack(I am considering that the best bowler of the team will ball the first over).
4. Superstition:- Few bowlers are there who are superstitious, they choose an end which is away from pavilion or some any other mark.

answer Jun 22, 2016 by Reshmi S
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